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28 Jun, 2018

New tools for policy makers and planners in remote regions

If you live in a small town where business is based on natural resources, sudden changes in the local economy – like a mine opening or closing – can have a major impact on the social structure. The REGINA project has developed a set of tools ...
28 Jun, 2018

New issue of Nordregio Magazine: Changing Ruralities

The trend towards increased urbanisation seems ever growing and even more city dwellers are foreseen in the future. Many rural areas – but not all – are losing inhabitants, investments, growth potential and maybe even cultural as well as economic...
25 Jun, 2018

Impressive new portfolio of Nordic-Arctic projects in the pipeline

22 projects received support from the Nordic Arctic Cooperation Programme 2018. A total of 6,52 million DKK were allocated in June 2018. The purpose of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Co-operation Programme 2018–2021 is to create sustaina...
14 Jun, 2018

Innovation not just an urban phenomenon

The general belief that innovation takes places in capital cities and urban areas only is partly a myth, according to researchers from Luleå University. Innovation is often measured by number of patents and they are usually made in big cities and ur...
30 May, 2018

New maps on gender related differences in the Nordic Region

Together with NIKK, the centre for Nordic Information on Gender, Nordregio has produced a series of maps highlighting gender based disparities within the areas of education, work and access to certain welfare services In the Nordic countries, women m...
9 Apr, 2018

Nordregio goes .org

Nordregio launches revamped website and new web magazine. We move from .se to .org, joining the rest of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ network “domain-wise”, as well as underlining our role as an international research institute. ...
6 Apr, 2018

First steps taken in European “mobility of services” project

Sparsely populated areas often struggle with ensuring access to public services, including basic things like supply of healthcare to the elderly or even local transportation. The EU funded MAMBA project aims to improve “people to service” and “...
4 Apr, 2018

Social Empowerment in the making

The 7th transnational meeting of the SEMPRE project took place in the middle of March, in the city of Vaasa, Finland. The project, that will come to an end in the beginning of 2019, is currently in its 3rd phase and starting to render results. The ma...